Head Groundsperson

From horticruitment

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Working For: horticruitment

Head Groundsperson required

Job Ref A970

Our client is an established facilities management company based in North Yorkshire. They provide landscape/grounds maintenance services to private and commercial properties throughout North Yorkshire. They pride themselves on providing the highest standard of service and have a loyal and established portfolio of clients. They currently seek an experienced Head Grounds Person to take responsibility for the day to day management of various grounds maintenance sites.

Job Brief

Our client is looking for someone to further increase the quality of the service they provide. The appointed candidate will be responsible for managing a team as well as ensuring all operations are completed to correct horticultural standards. You would report directly to the Managing Director but would be responsible for the day to day running of your jobs, this role is a ‘hands on’ requiring managerial capabilities. The successful candidate will be friendly, motivated and reliable, supporting the Grounds team to ensure their development is properly maintained, while adhering to health and safety procedures.

Duties will include:

-Liaise with clients and suppliers

-Lawn care, hedge cutting, edging and pruning shrubs

-Implementation of planting schemes, soft landscaping when instructed

-Pest control

-Organising work schedules

-Maintenance of equipment

-Keeping your vehicle tidy and equipped with all the materials and equipment required to do your jobs.

Key Skills

Candidates should possess a horticultural qualification; have excellent understanding of commercial and communal landscape maintenance and have previous experience with leading a team. The ideal candidate will, have strong communication skills and able to liaise with clients on a regular basis.

PA1/PA6 spray certificates and a full UK driving license are essential. 

Hours are 7.30 – 18.00 (depending on season)

If this Head Groundsperson vacancy is of interest, please apply or contact Ruth Bolam on 01233 732767 or

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Thank you for the interest you have shown in this Head Groundsperson vacancy.  Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, it is not possible to respond to every one.  Therefore, unless you hear from us within the next 14 days, your application for this Head Groundsperson vacancy will have been unsuccessful.